During the workdays, various facilities were established, including benches and planters made from old pallets, as well as the installation of water drainage. The garden steadily grew, and a variety of crops were planted, such as strawberries, lettuce, zucchinis, a herb spiral, and beans. Participants in the workdays also had the opportunity to sow seedlings, both for the university garden and for personal use.
Lunching in the garden
To further strengthen the community, lunches will soon be organized where people can come together and enjoy the garden. "In about a month, we'll be able to pick the strawberries, and how wonderful would it be to sit outside together and savor the garden," says Eric. These community lunches will hopefully continue until the summer vacation.
After the summer, the harvest season begins. The idea of a harvest party is still in its infancy, but the community aims to organize a potluck-style event, where everyone brings something to share and also utilizes the produce from the garden. This allows everyone to enjoy the harvest and make the most of the garden together.
Joining the community
Eric says, "The idea of starting a community garden was to bring students and staff together. The garden also promotes well-being since we spend a lot of time indoors studying or working, and now we can be outside, getting green thumb."
If you're interested in participating, feel free to join the Teams channel. Various activities will be communicated there in due course.
Join the Teams channel